‘Convoy of Care’ collections for Hurricane Michael victims extended for extra day

UPDATE: Anyone wanting to donate to the “Convoy of Care” to help those in southwest Georgia affected by Hurricane Michael will have an extra day. 

The Caring for Others warehouse at 3537 Browns Mill Road will accept bottled water, non-perishable food items and household cleaning supplies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 

ORIGINAL STORY: In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Atlanta-based Cox Media Group activated another “Convoy of Care” to help those affected by the devastating storm.

The goal is to deliver much-needed supplies to the storm-ravaged communities in Albany and Colquitt County through a partnership with the nonprofit Caring for Others.

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Participating properties include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Channel 2 Action News, News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB, B98.5, KISS 104.1 and 97.1 FM The River.

The drive will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the goal is to collect as much bottled water, non-perishable food items and household cleaning supplies as possible. 

There are two drop-off locations:

• WSB Studios, 1601 West Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 

• Caring for Others warehouse at 3537 Browns Mill Rd., Atlanta.

The convoy will head to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany on Monday.

Other supporting partners include: the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Atlanta Peach Movers and the Georgia Motor Trucking Association.

In September after Hurricane Florence, 12 tractor-trailers packed with water and supplies were taken to the Carolinas as part of a “Convoy of Care.”

In 2017, another “Convoy of Care” led to 13 tractor-trailers full of supplies being sent to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

To make a donation, go to the Caring for You website.

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